After gaining a plethora of success as an original cast member of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Lisa Vanderpump decided to show off her SUR restaurant in West Hollywood with the reality series Vanderpump Rules back in 2013. With five seasons under its belt, the show has helped the busy restaurant gain a ton of new fans, which obviously meant more cash for the businesswoman. We take a look at some secret tidbits about the show and its lively cast of characters.
The first person on the list almost wasn’t a cast member because of possible damage done to their image.
10. Originally Walked Away
Scheana Marie had dreams of becoming an actress in Hollywood. She landed small roles in Jonas, 90210, and Victorious before being contacted by producers of the show to possibly be a cast member on the program. Scheana was a bit hesitant at first, but she warmed up to the idea. Since being on the show, she’s only had one acting role in the 2015 film Mouthpiece.
9. We Didn’t Start The Fire
Jax Taylor wasn’t thinking about obtaining some sort of celebrity status before the show started. In fact, the model wanted to become a firefighter back home in Florida. Before he could leave SUR behind forever, show creator Lisa Vanderpump begged him to stay and be a part of the series.
8. Rules Will Be Broken
You’ve seen enough Survivor or Big Brother to understand how pacts tend to fall apart at the seams. Before filming the first season, the cast made a pact to never betray each other or get into any fights. If you ever appear on a reality show, try to stay away from people wanting to make any sort of promise to you.
7. Round Three
For fan favorite Stassi Schroeder, this was her third time doing reality television. Back in 2005, she was a contestant on the CBS series The Amazing Race. She competed alongside her family, but the finished in 7th place. A few years later, she was on The N’s Queen Bees, which followed a group of teen divas as they competed for challenges for their charity. Stassi did a bit better this time around by coming in 6th place.
6. Paging Dr. Schwartz
Tom Schwartz was on the verge of becoming a doctor, but he decided to change gears and go into the field of acting, which found him gaining uncredited roles on True Blood and Two and a Half Men. He also dove into modeling, which got the attention of several modeling agencies.
5. Relationship Woes
Before starring on the show, Scheana Marie got into a pair of high-profile relationships as a budding bartender. In 2009, she started having an on and off relationship with Eddie Cibrian until his cheating ways were revealed by his then-wife Brandi Glanville. During that time, she also started dating singer John Mayer, but he ended things quickly when rumors started spreading.
4. Get In Line
While the cast of Vanderpump Rules have graced TV sets across the country for years, many people wonder exactly how to get a job at the glamorous restaurant. Well, you can’t unless you either know someone famous or an employee at the spot. They don’t accept any resumes.
3. Still Working
With the show’s popularity, you’d think that the cast wouldn’t still be working full time at SUR. According to Scheana Marie, the cast are still employed at the California restaurant. Fortunately, working there isn’t being forced on them by the producers. They just love the atmosphere.
2. Who’s Sorry Now?
A handful of servers at SUR quickly turned down the chance to be featured on the show. Many of them were afraid that appearing on the program would ruin any chance of them having a legitimate career. Five seasons later, a lot of the servers are seriously regretting that decision.
1. The O Word
In season four, you didn’t see a whole lot of Stassi Schroeder. That’s due to the New Orleans, Louisiana native accidentally calling Lisa Vanderpump “old” during an argument. She was banned from working at all of Vanderpump’s establishments, but she rejoined the show for its fifth season.
After the season five reunion show, it was revealed that stars Jax Taylor and his girlfriend Brittany Cartwright will have their own spinoff show titled Vanderpump Rules: Jax & Brittany Take Kentucky, which follows the couple as they visit Brittany’s family farm. While there’s no immediate word on a season six of Vanderpump Rules, you can bet it’ll be even more chaotic.
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